Personal electronic devices have been ubiquitous in recent years. Between laptops, cell phones, tablets, and other devices it is hard to go anywhere without seeing a person using an electronic device that requires periodic and consistent charging. While these products may seem relatively low risk, anything that is required to be plugged in poses some risk of causing harmful electric shock or even overheating and causing a fire. When these devices cause injury, victims may be entitled to receive significant financial compensation from the parties involved in the chain of distribution. To determine whether you have a claim, you should discuss your case with one of the experienced Clearwater products liability of the Dolman Law Group, as soon as possible.
A recent recall announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) illustrates the risk that personal electronic devices and their chargers can pose to consumers. According to the agency’s website, electronics manufacturer Nokia has issued a recall for its Travel Charger Kits for Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablets. The hazard presented by the chargers involves the plastic cover of the kit’s exchangeable plugs coming loose exposing its internal components, potentially causing an electrocution risk if touched when plugged into an electrical outlet. While no injuries have been reported, similar products can pose similar risks, possibly resulting in serious injuries.
In addition to electrocution, faulty electronics have the potential to cause burns, fires, cardiovascular injuries, and neurological injuries. These injuries can leave victims with significant medical issues, some of which may require intensive medical care and even the inability to live independently. As a result, anyone injured by consumer electronics should discuss their case with an attorney in order to determine whether they can pursue a legal claim against the manufacturer.
Injuries caused by personal electronic devices and other consumer products may entitle victims to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (727) 451-6900 or email us through our online contact form available here.